Toyosi, a young Nigerian lady, is trending on Twitter after she claimed she was kidnapped and raped.

On Thursday morning, she used the microblogging platform to call attention to her alleged kidnapping.

Toyosi provided the suspect’s phone number as well as the address where she was allegedly being detained against her will.

Nigerians showed their concern on social media and phoned the police, who raided the premises quickly.


However, shortly after the police arrived, she returned to Twitter and published a video as well as a tweet in which she advised people to ignore her earlier post.

However, there were a number of contradicting stories, with some claiming she was pursuing clout and others claiming she may have provided the video under duress.

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Toyosi admitted to seeking clout with the rape and kidnapping allegations a few hours later.

Police officers are claimed to have detained her and prosecuted her in court on accusations of disturbing the peace and false alarm.

”Toyosi the alarmist, who twitted today that she is being kidnapped and raped, has been arrested by the Lagos state police command. She will be arraigned before a Lagos court, for disturbing public peace,” a tweet read.

Another Twitter user said; ”So she has been arrested and will be arraigned on charges of disturbing the peace and false alarm

If found guilty, could spend up to 1 yr in prison.”

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